Nurse Continues Testimony In Richmond Gang Rape Case

MARTINEZ (KCBS) — Testimony continued on Friday in the hearing for the seven accused in the October 2009 gang rape outside Richmond High School.

For the second day, Anamaree Rea, the coordinator of the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Response Team, took the stand.

Rae had earlier testified that the victim told her a defendant had held up a bottle for her to drink from in a way she couldn’t stop drinking.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

But two of the defendants lawyers requested that the information be treated as hearsay.

“They are now claiming, after having the statement admitted and having them cross-examined ad nauseam about it, that it shouldn’t have come in,” said Contra Costa County Senior Deputy District Attorney Dara Cashman.

The motion was denied. Much of the questioning to the witness on the stand was medical in nature and detailed.

The seven defendants were in court with their lawyers. Another nurse is scheduled to take the stand on Monday.

This hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to bring the defendants to trial.

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